About Félix Matos Rodríguez

Félix Matos Rodríguez in 2014 became the tenth president of Queens College Matos Rodriguez cunyof the City University of New York. His distinguished career spans both academia and the public sector: he is a scholar, teacher, administrator, and former cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. From 2006 to 2008, Matos Rodríguez served as Puerto Rico’s cabinet secretary of the Department of Family Services. In this position, he formulated public policy and administered service delivery in such programs as Child Support Enforcement, Adoption and Foster Care, and Child and Elderly Protection overseeing a $2.2 billion dollar budget and over 11,000 employees. Earlier, he had been Senior Social Welfare and Health Advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Matos Rodríguez is also an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow.  He serves on the boards of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Phipps Houses, the United Way of New York City and the Research Alliance for New York City Schools.

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